Julia Lane of Castlebay to play in Round Pond

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 1:30pm

Story Location:
1431 Route 32
Round Pond, ME 04564
United States

    Julia Lane, singer, songwriter, and Celtic harpist will present a solo concert at the Little Brown Church on Route 32 in Round Pond on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation, $15 suggested. 

    Lane is a self-taught player of the "clarsach" or Celtic folk harp which she began playing in 1989. Her unique style has won three international competitions. Judge/harpist Kim Robertson praised her "innovative arrangements and energetic performance" and harpist Dennis Doyle declared "she really captured the spirit of the music.”

    Lane is also an exceptional vocalist, ”one the Maine coast's foremost voices” whose voice has been called "lovely, vibrant",  "reminiscent of Jean Redpath," and compared favorably with Loreena McKennitt, Triona ni Dhomnhaill, and Judy Collins.

    Well known for her work with her husband, Fred Gosbee as the folk duo Castlebay, she has toured the Eastern U.S., Ireland, England, and Scotland playing at festivals, folk clubs, and arts centers, as well as on radio and TV. Castlebay has released over two dozen recordings, including traditional and original instrumental and vocal selections.

    They recently published a book of Maine traditional songs titled "Bygone Ballads of Maine- Songs of Ships & Sailors," which has gained international attention. For more information see their website www.castlebay.net.

    Proceeds from the concert will benefit the maintenance of the Little Brown Church. Contact 207-529-5438 or castlebay@castlebay.net for more information